I guess you missed the point/story of the photograph. My response to Jérôme above may help.Interesting, cyclist seem to wear imaginary immortality cloaks too!
Often, they are barely visible at night in dark not reflective clothes and weak spluttering red rear light to protect them!
Employers can purchase jugs of coffee and boxes of donuts and use them for bribery and sucking up to employees from time to time. They can also reward them with gift cards!I had no idea what "Tim Hortons" was. I looked it up and found out they sell coffee and donuts. Why people would buy coffee in a drive thru is beyond me.
The things I meant to say were:Canadians are addicted to coffee, and addicted to Tim Hortons. Their donuts, soups and sandwiches are hugely popular. The drive thru is generally lined up with cars - sometimes onto the roads at peak times —- in every location in most cities and small towns of Canada. Every Canadian as well as many Americans from the northern states, and increasingly Europeans —- know exactly what you mean when you say you are going to Timmys - or if you mention when you’ve been outside the country for some time without access to it, that you can hardly wait to hit a Timmys when you go home.
The USA has many,many,many, independent drive through coffee establishments as well, in Canada we do not. When traveling in the USA I always support independent ones, they are convenient, easy to find,and can be found everywhere!The things I meant to say were:
- I did not know the name "Tim Horton". You assumed that everybody knew what it was, but parts of the international audience here have no idea. North America appear to be covered with restaurant chains, while this is a lot less common in Europe. Common international chains in Germany or France are: Mc Donald's, Burger King, Starbucks, Subway, KFC, Pizza Hut and that is about it (although I probably forgot some). Unknown are chains like Wendy's, Tacos Bell, IHOP, Chipotle, Jack in the Box, etc... Please do not assume that your reader will know what you are talking about when using one of these brands.
- Generally speaking, most restaurants are not affiliated to a chain in Europe. There are some chains, an incomplete list is here.
- Generally speaking, drive thru are rare in Europe. In Munich, I know exactly one (a Mc Donald's), although there are probably a few others. I personally find them very impractical, I would not know where to put my coffee while driving, for example.
- Still: in Munich enough people take a coffee on the way to work (not me, I have a coffee machine at home...) for it to be a concern to the city because of the extra waste from paper cups. But they buy it from stalls in the public transport system.
breakfast sandwich - either bacon or sausage on home-style biscuit- are regular treats for sure.Tim Hortons
Tim Hortons Inc. is a fast food restaurant chain, specializing in coffee, doughnuts, and other fast food items. It is Canada's largest quick service restaurant chain; as of December 31, 2018, it had a total of 4,846 restaurants in 14 countries. The company has its headquarters in Toronto.
I didn't know that Tim Hortons was in the US. I want to go get back into Canada when the borders open up. I love poutine... Also what to try Tim Hortons. Lars says they have a great breakfast sandwich.
I suppose that Asher confuses South America and Latin America, as most people who live north of a yet to be constructed "beautiful wall" do.Asher still makes comments that my photography is from South America, when in fact I’ve never been to any countries there.
Maybe not as much as you think. At first, I thought that Tim Norton was a bank or something similar, which would make more sense for a cyclist who may not find it so easy to drink coffee riding a bicycle.This image has relevance even if there were no names identifying the location. It can be determined that my car is in a drive thru lane, and that it is a fellow on a bike waiting for something, in my rearview mirror.
And from my part, I tried to add information as to how pictures from North America can be misunderstood from people who live in Europe. And we are still talking about parts of the rich western world with centuries of common heritage.the additional information was added just to gives some insights on Tim Hortons and the way things work in Canada, because you brought it up and because I am fully aware most here know nothing about Canada.. If I ever visit Europe - which I know nothing about from experience - I will see how things are done there. That as it may - I enjoy compelling images from Europe without understanding the full context. And in most cases I’m not trying to understand - just enjoying, if it appeals to me in some way
You are welcome.Thanks for your insights Jérôme.